What is the 'Pupil Premium'?
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. The grant is additional funding for schools to support children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These children include pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority, are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and are the children of armed service personnel. Schools decide how the Pupil Premium should be spent to support the children who receive it. The funding is allocated by calculating the number of children who are looked after (in care for more than six months) and the numbers registered for free school meals over the last six years.
What are the aims of the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium aims to raise the attainment and aspirations of disadvantaged pupils.
The specific purpose of the Pupil Premium is to improve the life chances of the most disadvantaged. Therefore the Pupil Premium will be used directly for their benefit:
- Providing a coherent curriculum and engaging pupils in their learning.
- Helping pupils to articulate and manage their emotions.
- Raising pupils’ self esteem and confidence.
- Broadening pupils’ horizons by providing a wide range of stimulating activities.
- Providing support at transition points.
- Recruiting, developing and retaining staff with empathy for the pupils and their backgrounds.
- Promoting and valuing partnerships with parents/carers and the local community.
- The Pupil Premium Programme focuses on improving outcomes in English and Maths and in teaching and learning practices for all children eligible for Free School Meals by rigorous tracking of pupils’ progress in English and Maths – with proven interventions when pupils fall behind.
More information about the Pupil Premium is available here: Pupil Premium Government Guidance
2019 - 2020
Accurate as of November 2019
|Number of pupils on roll||62|
|Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding in school currently||10 (last year 13)|
|Amount of funding per pupil||£1 320|
|Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Plus||1|
|Amount of funding for Pupil Premium Plus||£2 300|
|Total amount of Pupil Premium funding this year||£18 440|
How did we spend last year's Pupil Premium funding?
Last year we received £15 800 in Pupil Premium funding.
This was based on 10 children receiving the £1320 Pupil Premium and one child receiving £2300.
The majority of this additional funding was used to finance hours for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) at Alderton and a Teaching Assistant at Dumbleton.
In addition to ensuring high levels of support in class being available to our Pupil Premium children we also spent a proportion to improve the healthy eating of some of these children.
Another portion was used to give them access to the full range of activities that we offer as a school. This included helping to fund trips that they otherwise would not have been able to pay to attend.
What was the impact of last year's Pupil Premium spend?
The average scaled score for Reading for our pupils receiving Pupil Premium support at the end of KS2 was 100.67.
The average scaled score for Maths for our pupils receiving Pupil Premium support at the end of KS2 was 107.67.
The average scaled score for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling for our pupils receiving Pupil Premium support at the end of KS2 was 105.67.
100% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made at least expected progress in Reading last academic year.
50% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made more than expected progress in Reading last academic year.
84% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made at least expected progress in Writing last academic year.
25% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made more than expected progress in Writing last academic year.
92% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made at least expected progress in Maths last academic year.
42% of children receiving Pupil Premium funding made more than expected progress in Maths last academic year.
All Pupil Premium children had full access and engagement with the full range of clubs, trips and visits as their peers thanks to the support of the Pupil Premium. Additional adult support allowed them also to receive some additional support in school with their emotional and social needs.
More information of about Oak Hill's previous and intended spending of Pupil Premium funds can be found in the reports below.